Saturday, March 22, 2008

The future belongs....

While I was trying to find something on my desk this afternoon I found this *lost card* that I made before I started working on my new website. (Don't ask me how that happens...it just does!) So that's a good thing...right? It gave me something to post for you tonight.

I will admit that my taste is pretty eclectic. Elegant cards are my favorite, but I DO love the artsy stamps, and I adore the cute ones too. I guess that pretty much covers everything, doesn't it? LOL! This stamp is Paper Inspirations Dance of the Butterflies . I've had this stamp for some time now, and have used it many times.
I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink on cardstock, then used chalks and a Q-tip to color. I wanted it to have a soft wispy look.

The blue background is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder for texture.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Anytime Messages clear stamp set. I can't tell you how many times I have used that set! I stamped with VersaFine Ink , then embossed with Seafoam White embossing powder.

Tip: Be SURE to use a static guard to swipe your cardstock before stamping and embossing, especially if your cardstock is a dark color. I use Suze Weinberg's Puff Static Away . I promise that if you use a static guard it will save you a lot of cardstock thrown in the trash due to stray embossing powder particles. This IS the voice of experience here! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by....I will have something new for you soon!

And I hope you all have a special and Happy Easter!

2 comments:

Carol said...

this card was well worth waiting for! so very pretty!! Congratulations on the launch of your new online store! It's fabulous and I'm so happy for you! Best wishes to you and a very happy Easter too :)

velta said...

Michelle ~ I love this card, but I am also so happy to see you have taken the plunge and put your own website store up. I will be visiting often. I bought one of my first stamps from you because of your beautiful artwork ! Congratulations :)